dust containment Articles

  • Dust monitoring

    Generally, two different approaches are used to measure the amount of dust deposited on a surface; Determination of the soiling of a surface, by a change in its properties; Determination of the quantity of dust deposited, by weight. WHAT IS DUST? Dust is a generic term used to describe fine particles that are suspended in the atmosphere. Dust comes from a wide variety of sources, including soil, ...


    By Queensland Laboratory

  • The Nitty-Gritty of Dust Control

    Landfill owners and operators spend a lot of time focusing on containment: containment of waste; containment of leachate; containment of gas, litter, and odors. Quite often, containment of dust ranks near the bottom of the list. But that doesn’t lessen the importance of dust control. ...


    By Blue Ridge Services, Inc.

  • Dust Suppression With Gravelpave2

    Use of Gravelpave2 for pavement surfaces to restrict dust is a very viable suggestion, provided careful selection of the fine gravel fill is followed. Dust from gravel surfaces is created when vehicles pass over the surface - greater speed = greater dust and higher into air. Most gravel surfaces will have a wide range of particle sizes - from 1" to <200 screen (clay and silt sizes) or "dust". ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Dust Collection Booths Defined

    Dust collection booths are important tools that have an important function in the conservation of your workplace. This article gives you a brief description of what dust collection booths are and how they can help you maintain the sanitation of your workplace. How They Work Dust collection booths work exactly ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • The invisible fine dust

    Air is lifeblood. Daily we inhale approximately 15.000 liter. Still, the air contains invisible pollutants, which vary in its composition and concentration depending on the location. Especially the respirable particles with a diameter of less than 2.5 µm (PM 2.5) were considered to be particularly dangerous. According to a current study conducted by the Max Planck Society, ...

  • Understanding the dangers of combustible dust

    Paper shredding is growing into a big business. Recycling and the green movement certainly planted the seeds, but regulators have added the fertilizer. Industry-changing laws have been passed to govern document security in accounting, healthcare and banking, and shredders of many varieties are becoming the tools of those trades.Five or six years ago Warde Comeaux knew only a few people who ...

  • Down with road dust

    There are more than 3.9 million miles of roadway in the United States, according to the Federal Highway Administration, and, depending on the area of the country you're in, as much as 70% of that road mileage is unpaved. The 1997 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Air Quality and Emissions Trends Report states that those unpaved roads--which can cover a wide range of ...


    By Cypher Environmental Ltd.

  • Combustible Dust: It Doesn’t Take Much

    A dust accumulation of 1/32 of an inch deep—about the thickness of a dime—covering just five percent of a room’s surface area doesn’t sound like much, but it’s enough to cause a catastrophic explosion, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Although good engineering and safety practices to prevent dust explosions have existed for decades, there ...


    By SafetySmart

  • The Different Kinds of Dust Collection Booths

    Factories that produce heavy dust particles require a dust collector system in place, so employees can breathe in clean and pure air at all times. Also, with one of these systems in place, machinery functions well and lasts longer. Dust collection booths also help limit dust into a closed area and safely trap it inside a closed space for ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Reducing the risk of dust explosion hazards

    In the wake of recent tragic and highly publicized dust explosions, companies are asking, 'Could that happen here?' and 'What can I do to prevent such an incident at my facility?' One approach is to manage dust explosion hazards as though they were subject to OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) requirements (29 CFR 1910.119), even though dust hazards often are not covered under this ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • EP Dust collections manufacturing case study

    Client: Sodexo FM- Pilkington plc Location: Greengate Works, St Helens Date: Ongoing Sector: Manufacturing About the Project: GPT were contacted by the client following the set-up of a new manufacturing process on site. This resulted in the production of a new waste stream, the exact composition of ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • How an Industrial Dust Collector Fixes Sawdust Problems

    Saw dust and wood dust are potential problems in all woodworking settings. Woodworking environments will always have wood and wood dust shavings, which can lead to many health and fire dangers. What Is Wood Dust? Wood dust is categorized as a particulate airborne pollutant. A precious tool like ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Portable Dust Collectors can be very useful

    Thousands of industrial and commercial settings worldwide use portable dust collectors. Processes that create fumes, dust, mist or smoke require this system, as it is not only essential to remove the dust, but also ensures both the employees and work environment are safe. Design of a Portable Dust Collector ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • New laser-based dust emission monitoring system

    Abstract A new generation of continuous particulate matter concentration monitoring instruments is presented, covering a measuring range of 0 to 1000 mg/m3. The laser-based scattered light instrument gives an improved stability as well as excellent resolution in the low range. This enables high concentration measurement as well as especially low emission monitoring down to 0.01 mg/m3 with a ...


    By Sigrist-Photometer AG

  • How To Avoid Dust Explosions In Your Baghouse

    A massive fire and explosion in the dust collection system of a New Hampshire wood pellet manufacturer demonstrates the need for adequate system design to prevent combustible dust explosions in general industry.  We recently published a news article on Environmental-Expert.com about OSHA’s enforcement actions concerning last year’s combustible dust fire and explosion at the ...


    By Baghouse.com

  • Dust collection system captures fugitive dust, ensures OSHA compliance case study

    West Coast Cosmetics, Chatsworth, Calif., a contract filler and private label house, manufactures and packages custom cosmetic products such as eye shadow, blush, mascara, lipstick, foundation, and others. In spring 2003, OSHA inspected the company’s plant and told the company it needed to install a dust collection system to remove fugitive dust from the plant’s compounding and ...


    By Scientific Dust Collectors

  • Reduction in Airborne Dust and Cleaning Costs: Sale of Waste Limestone Dust - Blue Circle Southern Cement, Limestone Mine

    Background The Marulan South limestone mine is part of the Blue Circle Southern Cement company. It is situated on the edge of the Shoalhaven River gorge adjoining the Morton National Park 380 km south west of Sydney. The company supplies limestone to cement plants at Berrima and Maldon as well as the BHP steelworks at Port Kembla. The mine has a total production of three ...


  • Asbestos in Dusts Can Pose Health and Safety Issues for Building Occupants

    Asbestos was used heavily in many building materials in the United States up until the mid-1980s.  According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Asbestos fibers may be released into the air by the disturbance of asbestos-containing material during product use, demolition work, building or home maintenance, repair, and remodeling.” The EPA goes on to report, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Assessment of cement’s dust impact on the soil using principal component analysis and GIS

    To evaluate the impact of the cement’s dust emitted by the eastern Moroccan cement factory (Oujda Holcim) and deposited on the soil of the Ain Lahjar commune, 58 samples of soil were collected around the factory on a radius of 3 km approximately. The physicochemical analyses of the upper 3 cm of the soil surface samples correspond to the pH, electrical conductivity, the chlorides and the oxides ...

  • Seasonal influence on urban dust PAH profile and toxicity in Sydney, Australia

    Road dust is one of the major threats to the urban environment due to wash-off of dust to the surrounding catchments during wet weather period. The dust contains wide range of toxic contaminants such as heavy metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and endocrine disrupting chemicals. Among the toxic contaminants, PAHs are of environmental concern due to their potential carcinogenic and ...


    By IWA Publishing

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